Noun(1) any piece of cord that conveys liquid by capillary action(2) a loosely woven cord (in a candle or oil lamp
(1) The fabric's tightly woven fibers naturally wick perspiration and body vapor from the skin and absorb as much as 30 percent of their own weight in moisture.(2) these excellent socks will wick away the sweat(3) synthetics with hollow fibers that wick well(4) The wick of the candle is either made of a braided or twisted plant fibre (cotton or hemp) which is the safest to burn.(5) Primitive lamps, which relied on capillary action to deliver oil or melted fat up a wick to the flame, were improved only marginally in form and material over many centuries.(6) Some modern fibres used in socks, such as polypropylene, can wick water away faster.(7) Place pots in a shallow container and let them wick water from the bottom up.(8) Frequent removal of debris from the ear is crucial; the wick will help.(9) Once it is poured, it will come out only through the hole at the top of the lamp in which a wick is kept lighted.(10) If swelling of the ear canal makes it difficult to give the drops, your child's doctor may insert a cotton wick into the canal to help carry the medicine inside the ear.(11) In his hands he held a red candle with a wick that burned with a dancing flame.(12) He took his lighter from his pocket and flicked it, and touched the small steady butane flame to the wick of the candle.(13) Bubbles from an aquarium pump and absorbent paper to wick water up the sides served to increase the humidity.(14) He would pour wax from one candle holder to another, dousing the wick in wax and putting out the flame, effectively eliminating the usability of that candle anytime in the near future.(15) Both fabrics wick perspiration away from your skin while natural fibers like cotton and wool tend to get damp and clammy with sweat.(16) Not only did the increased movement of both air and oil to the wick enable the solar lamp to burn brighter, but higher priced oils like spermaceti were not required to achieve these advantageous results.
(1) candle-wick :: balèn-mèch
1. taper ::
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